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GOTCHA! Boy, 15, Robbed Of Bicycle At Knifepoint Outside Walmart, Garfield PD Stings Suspect
Garfield police pulled a clever sting to capture a Dominican national who they said pulled a knife on a 15-year-old boy and robbed him of a bicycle that the youngster had arranged to sell him through Facebook.
Cristopher Rosario, 18, of Bloomfield, met the boy in the parking lot of the Walmart on Passaic Street, then threatened him with a silver knife before fleeing on the bicycle towards Passaic shortly after 8:30 p.m. last Thursday, June 1, Capt. Mario Pozo said.
The youngster had gone there after Rosario agreed on Facebook Marketplace to buy the bike for $850, the captain said.
Paramus Mall Shoplifting Becomes Robbery When Female Employee Is Thrown To Floor
A shoplifter threw an employee at the Nieman Marcus store in Paramus to the floor after she caught him stealing more than $1,000 worth of clothing, authorities said.
Jimmy Sattan, 31, of Jersey City was chased down and captured by Paramus Police Officer Michael Mordaga in the Garden State Plaza parking lot moments after the 8 p.m. robbery on June 5, Police Chief Robert M. Guidetti said.
Sattan was leaving the store with $1,148 worth of hidden Fendi sweat pants, sweatshirts and jeans when the employee tried stopping him, the chief said.
Mordaga, who was on patrol outside the store, saw Satt…
SPAR-OH: Fairview Pizzeria Manager Injured, Customer Jailed In Tussle Over Tip Jar
A Fairview pizzeria manager was injured and a customer jailed on robbery charges after they tangled over the tip jar, authorities said.
John N. Pineda, 23, told police he went to Villa Pizza on Anderson Avenue expecting to pay five bucks for two slices, Capt. Michael Martic said.
He got a bill for $6 instead.
Pineda told police that the manager, Fares Muhana, informed him that the price had changed from $2.50 a slice to $3 since last week, the captain said.
Pineda said he only had a five-dollar bill on him. Muhana said he was still a buck short.
Out of frustration, Pineda said, he tried …